Abu Dhabi Diary: Things to do this week

Whether you’re feeling festive or active, this week’s goings-on around the city will get you excited…


Monday, 14th December

MTE1ODA0OTcxNzgzMzkwNzMzA Midsummer Night’s Dream – Brighton College (near Khalifa Park)
Senior pupils will present their version of the William Shakespeare classic. Ben Daniels, the play director, says, “Be prepared for a fast paced and action packed production, which will entertain young and old alike.” Free. Seats are ‘first come, first served basis.’ Doors open at 5.40pm. Contact: rforsythe@brightoncollege.ae


Tuesday, 15th December

CVnA5U5WwAAgrLCNoodle Treat – Li Jiang, Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
See Chinese noodle master Tom Zong dish out Asian rich menu. Experience great-tasting noodles and dumpling specialties inspired by flavours of China. Dishes from AED 40++. 4pm-1am. Contact: 02 818 8282, abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com



Wednesday, 16th December

mmisl3Meet Me In St. Louis – The Space, twofour54 (Park Rotana building)
This timeless family tale brings to life some of the most beloved Yuletide tunes. Judy Garland portrays the daughter of a prominent businessman during the 1903 World Fair. Directed by Vincente Minnelli (The Band Wagon, An American Girl in Paris). General patronage. Free. 7.30pm. RSVP at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com


Thursday, 17th December

2Al Ain Air Championship – Al Ain International Airport
Colourful and action-packed aerial shows dominate the sky – and there are exciting ground action too. Now in its eleventh edition, see highflying aces from around the world compete and entertain. There will be interactive stands, runway demos, parades, family area, and food trucks for all to enjoy. AED 30 per day. tixbox.com, alainaerobaticshow.com

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